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accident with a charter bus and a tractor trailer on 380 northbound in toby hannah township. this is route 3 and toby. hanna exit number eight. the death toll has risen to three and some were trapped on the tour bus and four of them flown to father by trauma centers this crash happened after 10:00 this morning in the mt. pocono region the tractor trailer was traveling southbound and crossed the median and hit the bus head-on in the northbound lanes the cab of the tractor trailer landed in the woods on the side of the roadway and traffic is hut down in both directions and backed up for miles on both sides of interstate 380 chopper 6 hd is in route to the scene right now and we'll bring you updates during this newscast and also at 6abc.com. in other news a worker was
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injured when a crane toppled over in east falls it happened at pen charter school at 10:45 the crane toppled over and trapped the tree service worker and the worker was rushed to the hospital and school officials say he was responsive and talking at the time. no students or staff was in the area and the train belongs to a tree service company called in to remove a diseased tree. >> the man accused of killing a philadelphia police officer as he walked home following his shift has learned his fate. rafael jones will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of moses walker jr. vernon odom joins us live now from center city with the details. >> reporter: good afternoon he is more than accused, he is convicted and has been for a while it's an emotional hearing at the scene and it featured
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emotional impact statements from officer walker's family and they talked a cop killer rafael jones in his mid-50s, with a criminal record since he was 12 years old. >> the sentence has been passed down by judge jeffrey minehart who convicted jones. he shot and killed jeffrey moses jr. in 2012 at what was beginning as a robbery attempt. he was walking home from a bus stop after finishing his shift at the 21st police district. this carries a mandatory life sentence without parole. >> one other note, rafael jones showed no remorse whatsoever as the sentence was passed and is
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on his way to be behind bars for the rest of his life with no opportunity for parole. live at the justice center in center city, vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. delaware county authorities are investigating three fires that broke out along the same chester block in less than a week. it happened on the 400 block of bicly place and firefighters arrived and flames and heavy smoke coming from the row home, authorities however were first called to the block for a fire in an unoccupied home on saturday. and then early monday morning a fire started next door at a vacant house and that spread to neighboring homes and some believe this is no accident. >> i think that someone is interested in buying up these houses and getting them cheap and coming back rehabbing the houses and charging you an arm and leg. >> in total six row homes on the block are damaged or destroyed. more than 20 people are
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displaced so far by the fires. a pizza shop and a daycare center are damaged by a fire in southwest philadelphia firefighters were called to the scene in elm wood avenue on massy street the placed was sparked at the nick two pizza shop and the center next door sustained smoke damage, the cause of the fire is under investigation. >> turning to accuweather in some areas the sky is brightening, sky 6 hd looking at the center city skyline for most of the rain has stopped and the clouds may start to clear. david murphy is in for david. >> those clouds are stubborn the last few days as we look at double scan live radar no threatens rain and have you to go to the shore southern delaware where we see a couple of showers, to confirm in chester county a live look now
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near honey brook it looks hom nus and no precipitation whatsoever west of philadelphia and if we take a live look now from sky 6 hd the chop is up and the clouds are looking ominous. big difference from yesterday, this is in philadelphia, 55 this time yesterday and today 64 degrees and we gained 9 degrees and a
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little brighter than yesterday. not much in the way of summer you have to head to the gulf coast to see the 80s and some of that will move up the eastern seaboard i'll let you know when you see the summer warmth again. >> stay ahead of the changes in the weather by checking 6abc.com/weather can you find live storm tracker 6 radar and get the latest from our team of meteorologists. smoking behind the wheel with children in the car may soon be illegal if knowledgenew jersey lawmakers get their way it would allow people to be ticketed for smoking with children under 17 in the car that mean they could not be pulled over for the smoke but first pulled over for another violation. >> some critics say it's an invasion of property.
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we say you have to wear a seatbelt why not not smoking with children in the car they are held captive in the car. lawmakers have tried this before but were unsuccessful they wab this signed for the governor by the end of year and right now four states and puerto rico have smoke free car laws when children are present. police are investigating a double shooting last in in delaware in the jefferson farms kpunt, the victims were driven to the hospital in a private vehicle and they are in stable condition and so far no arrests have been made. a motorcyclist wanted in a berks county road rage situation has tushed himself in sean miller turned himself in yesterday, is he accused of punching a 76-year-old woman in the mouth and pushing her to the pavement.
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it happened in saint lawrence on saturday night. miller faces simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct. adrian peterson is back on the grid iron with the minnesota vikings usual the first time he has been with the team since april. he was suspected last fall after hitting his 4-year-old son with a switch karen travers joins us with more on adrian peterson's return. >> good afternoon, adrian peterson is expected to help build a playground at a field in minnesota today. his teammate and coaches welcomed him back after the long absence and he says he is moving forward. >> adrian peterson is back on the grid iron. >> i made a mistake and i'm not taking it lightly. >> he has been sidelined for nearly nine months after his
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shocking arrest for child abuse. i'm moving forward and focusing on what is in front of me and bettering myself as a person. >> peterson was indicted in september after it came out he hit his 4-year-old son with a switch leaving welts and browses and the nfl star pled no contest to misdemeanor assault and served no jail time. >> it's something that i regret and my son knows that. >> he was welcomed back yesterday by his teammates and coach. >> i have the utmost respect for him and always have been always supported him 100% and will continue to do so as long as he is with us. >> now that he is back he will reportedly cash in on a $250,000 bonus and make about $12.75 million. peterson's legal troubles came at a time when the nfl was rocked by a slew of scandals involving players and domestic violence, the league is not messing around with this
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anymore. >> adrian peterson says that the people that know him know his character and now he wants to focus on football. reporting live from washington karen travers, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. back to our breaking news now from the mt. pocono region chopper 6 hd over the scene of this horrific crash. we learn that two tractor trailers involved along with a charter bus here. one of the tractor trailers we know crossed the median and hit that charter bus head-on, this happened just after 10:00 this morning. more than a dozen people were injured and we now know three dead and four of the injured were flown to nearby trauma centers. initial reports say the tractor trailer was traveling southbound and one crossed the median and hit the bus head-on. the cab is out there in the woods and you can see the
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wreckage on the roadway both sides of highway are shut down here. this is i-380 here in monroe county in the mt. pocono region interstate 380, both sides of the roadway are shut down and in the area where it's now backed up for miles in this area. chopper 6 hd is over the scene and you can see rescuers there on the scene again 3 kills and 13 injured and some are sent to area trauma centers, we'll continue to monitor this situation. here on the air and online at 6abc.com. >> before we do though, we have viewer video to show you right now if we go to it. apparently a commuter took this video as he or she was driving past the scene you can take a look at the wreckage here and the damage strewn across both sides of 380 just a terrible accident and the investigation is unfolding and three people
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killed and we know that three vehicles were involved here in eastern pennsylvania we'll keep an eye on this accident and bring you more information from the scene as we get it on the air and online here on 6 abc. "action news" at noon continues just moment.
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police in connecticut are calling the discovery of two children dead in a home suspicious when police were called to the scene they found the home filled with natural gas and the children were disimportantant and the bodies were found inside of home and
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may have been dead for 24 hours authorities believe the natural gas was deliberately turned on. one roller coaster car slammed into another in one of britain's biggest rides 14 teenagers seriously injured here and passengers were stranded 25 photo in the air when the roller coaster crashed into a second car that was not moving it was built at the alton towers. a man is behind bars for taping a dog's mouth shut. caitlyn a pit bull mix was found on a doorstep the electrical tape was wound so tight it caused stoppage of blood blow, an affidavit says that doddson taped the dog's
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mouth because it was barking. in florida a teacher took matters into his own hands when his studentses were using their cell phones during class dean use aid jammer to keep them from using their cell phones, however they are illegal and can bring fines from the fcc and jail time. in this particular case the jammer may have affected the cell phones in the area, because the tower is located outside of the school. parents admit they are a problem in class. >> the majority of students have them out during the whole class. >> he received a five-day suspension without pay and he told the school he thought it was okay to use the jammer because it was not formalish purposes.
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again from the deadly accident from i-380 we are looking at chopper video from monroe county and the mt. pocono area, as we look live, three people are confirmed dead and several injured and there is video we are told for people rescued from the charter bus that are being treated at the scene we are looking at it for the first time a number of people taken off the charter bus be treated at the scene and they were air lifted to area hospitals and more than a dozen people injured and three people killed on this accident that happened on i-380 north in monroe county just after 10:00 this morning. we are continuing to follow this story for you but it's a scene where there was wreckage all over the area and they are trying to treat the number of people injured as they were rescued off this tour bus this
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morning. >> we'll follow this head-on collision at 6abc.com as well. adam joseph is here with a check of your forecast. >> showers towards the shore as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan it's cleaning up its act quickly compared to yesterday. showers across the board and it's only confined now to sea isle city and over the bay to delaware and milford and just to the south and east of dover and it's a light afternoon light showers but still adding some moisture to the at most forefear the temperature change has not moved all that much but 9 degrees warmer than this time yesterday in philadelphia and 10 degrees warmer in trenton and to the north and west those numbers are on the higher side. it's chilly for this time of year and better for yesterday 60 in quakertown and 62 in saint davids and we mimic that number in kennett square and in 50s
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from dover to bridgeton and avalon just 56 degrees, the same for the boardwalk and with the winds off the northeasterly direction off the ocean at 52 that is why the numbers are cooler from the shore, low pressure from raleigh and jacksonville trying to throw moisture our way but it's more in the way of clouds from the front slicing its way to south philadelphia bringing sunshine way to the north of the pennsylvania and new york border 68 this afternoon and into the overnight hours the clouds thicken up again and still a spotty shower around south of the city and a temperature of 58 degrees, then the low slowly drifts north tomorrow compared to today and more in the way of clouds and 66 degrees, with a shower or two around they could make their way deeper in southern new jersey tomorrow the exclusive accuweather forecast 68 this afternoon and brighter with
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breaking news out of the poconos mountain region chopper 6 hd is over this area, this horrific and deadly crash involving two tractor trailers and a charter bus and it's believe that one of those tractor trailers crossed the median and hit the charter bus head-on, some of the victims were trapped on the charter bus for a time and three people are confirmed dead and other peoples are injure and some were trapped on the tour bus and others transferred to local trauma senrz both sides of highway on i-380 in the poconoss are shut down and are you asked to avoid the area, we'll follow this during the afternoon on 6abc.com and have a full update beginning at 4:00. now, adam is here with another check of the forecast. >> still far from perfect but as
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you go through the afternoon, brighter skies north of philadelphia and peeks of sun and mostly cloudy from the city south and 2:00 in the city temperatures of 64 and cooler to the south and warmer to the north and 68 for the evening rush. >> adam thank you snoork a look at stories coming up on "action news" at 4:00, a routine patrol through a local park but ended with thieves red handed. >> all right that will do it for us on "action news" at noon, don't forget to join us later for "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. >> and for david murphy adam joseph rick williams and the entire "action news" news team i'm sara bloomquist have a great afternoon. what do a nascar® driver... a comedian...
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